We went the same afternoon to John to check whether he can do the machining work which was required due to the sidecar support frame. Unfortunately he could not do it by himself but he forwarded us to some machining shop around the corner. We went there and they told they could do by tomorrow or latest the morning after. That was perfect! Things went too good to be true.
|Old and new Trailing A arm.|
|Rather thin metal.|
|The pulling hook got a new shape and some paint was left in Death Valley.|
|New front outlook :-o|
|Machining shop in Las Vegas.|
|Interesting collection in the upstairs of the machining shop.|
|Too small for me!|
|Definitely too small for me :D|
Now I had to do some thinking, looking at the schedules and doing some decisions.
Besides that what to do with the rear shock? Fact was that if I did not get the shock fixed locally within the next 1-2 days it will go most likely to next year due to the Christmas holidays. The risk that some semi-professional welder would do the job did not excite me at all. My father was black-smith and even he would not have touched that part. In the end it was clear to me that I will use the trailing arm as it was and the rear shock will easily last some more km since it was leaking a bit but had not collapsed.
|Leaking rear shock.|
|For all those who claim that the spring which I have in my rear shock does not exist! (Strength appears to be "normal" for GS hacks)|
|Phantom enjoying her first carrot ... of course organic!|
|American breakfast (heart attacks are welcome)!|
|Wolfi's breakfast: 1.75l of green banana smoothie (6 bananas and 1/2 lettuce).|
|Unhealthy but vegan dinner.|
Las Vegas was SO expensive that even my ADVrider tent space host asked me to pay some money for utilities (It ended up to be 50USD for 4 nights)! That was another new experience for me.